Dairy Arts Center


Our Visual Arts Program is accessible to everyone through our 27 annual art exhibitions and receptions that are free to the public. These exhibitions present local, national and international artists, including monthly youth and adult workshops based on current exhibitions. We curate four gallery spaces with juried, rotating exhibitions in our McMahon Gallery, the Polly Addison Gallery, the MacMillan Family Lobby and the Hand-Rudy Gallery. The Visual Arts Program is also responsible for planning and facilitating a variety of associated events, including free receptions for each exhibition, visual art workshops in a variety of mediums for adults, teens, and children in the community who are interested in the unique educational benefits the visual arts offer, as well as regular free visual arts lectures for the Boulder community at large. The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 2pm-6pm.

Visual Arts Events

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Current Exhibitions

Flat Space

Flat Space: Whitman Lindstrom September 21 – October 29th, 2023 Caruso Lounge Opening Reception: September 21st, 5:00-7:00pm Whitman Lindstrom’s latest exhibition ‘Flat Space’ at the Dairy Arts Center, offers a fresh perspective on the iconic Flatirons through an imaginative exploration of pictorial space. With his recognizable use of color and form, Whitman’s solo show ‘Flat

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Open Studios Preview Exhibition

Open Studios Preview Exhibition September 15th – October 22nd Opening Reception: September 15th from 5:00 – 8:00pm Kathryn Moller BOULDER’S “OPEN STUDIOS TOUR,” a beloved 28-year-old fall tradition, is thriving and expanding in the post- pandemic environment. The 2023 Tour marks the first time since its founding in 1995 that its footprint is growing beyond

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Scrawl – Allyson McDuffie

Scrawl August 17th – September 17th Opening Reception: August 17th from 5:00 – 8:00pm As an artist, I strive to explore the intersections between memory, identity, society, and resilience in my work. I often use humor and satire to subvert the seriousness of these topics. Throughout my life, my images have attempted to speak to

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Neuron Forest

Neuron Forest Katie Caron September 15th – November 11th, 2023 McMahon Gallery Image by Wes Magyar, Courtesy of the Artist and Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities Opening Reception September 15th, 2023 @ 5:00 – 8:00pm I have always been compelled to create work inspired by nature’s geometries, specifically the self-similar branching fractals in our

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The Mercury Oracle

The Mercury Oracle Created by Lewis Neeff Installed along North East exterior wall, adjacent to main entrance The Mercury Oracle is a robust 88 card  divinatory tool.  Full of tried and true cosmologies, contemporary techniques, and oblique strategies, it is meant to help anyone from beginners to seasoned pros navigate an ever changing world through

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Jodi Stuart – Nested Rhomboids

Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids ABS Plastic, Nylon Filament 120″ x 60″ x 72″ On view in the Dairy’s West Entrance Jodi Stuart explores the aesthetic of the digital technologies which saturate our lives, in relation to tactile and sensory experience. Stuart subverts the materials and tools of high-tech culture through her

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826